BNP wants deployment of Army for RCC polls
Published : Friday, 8 December, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 87
BNP on Thursday demanded deployment of the army as the party thinks a level-playing field for the candidates of all parties does not prevail in Rangpur for a hassle free city corporation election.
The party also blamed the ruling Awami League's mayoral candidate for repeatedly violating the election code of conduct.
"The Election Commission (EC) is not taking any action against Awami League nominated mayoral candidate in the Rangpur City Corporation polls though he has repeatedly been violating the electoral code of conduct. But the EC is regularly warning the BNP candidate," said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed.
He was speaking at a press briefing at the party central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.
Rizvi further said, "We see all candidates are not getting equal scope for electioneering in the Rangpur polls. The EC still could not ensure a proper atmosphere for a fair and credible election there."
The BNP leader alleged that voters have got panicked as the ruling party leaders are trying to establish their supremacy in the polling areas.
"Under the circumstances, we are in serious doubt whether the election will at all be fair and neutral," he added.
He demanded of the EC to create a healthy atmosphere in Rangpur for a fair balloting and deploy army with magistracy power.